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Re: Upgrading to woody -> md5sum gave malformatted output

On 28 Jul 2002, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:

> I'm trying to upgrade my firewall, but libc6 refuses. I first thought
> that it was a problem with the package, so I downloaded it manually from
> the FTP site, and tried to upgrade/install just libc6.
> ----- s n i p -----
> meduza:/tmp# dpkg -i libc6_2.2.5-9.woody.4_i386.deb
> (Reading database ... 10089 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace libc6 2.2.5-9.woody.4 (using libc6_2.2.5-9.woody.4_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement libc6 ...
> Setting up libc6 (2.2.5-9.woody.4) ...
> dpkg: error processing libc6 (--install):
>  md5sum gave malformatted output `fc857c5ac5fb84d80720ed4d1c624f6e'
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  libc6
> meduza:/tmp#
> ----- s n i p -----

Edit /var/lib/dpkg/info/libc6.postinst, add 'set -x' near the top.
dpkg --configure libc6

md5sum in dpkg was made to be compatible with md5sum from textutils.  This
means that when md5sum is reading from stdin, it outputs '  -' as the

My guess is that the libc6.postinst is assuming a newer md5sum, but because
dpkg has not yet been updated, it uses the old version.

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